OpenBSD 6.9 has been launched. This launch focuses so much on enhancing assist for sure platforms, corresponding to powerpc64 – primarily for contemporary POWER9 programs such because the Blackbird (which we reviewed late final 12 months) and Talos II (which I’ve right here now for evaluate), arm64, and preliminary assist for Apple’s ARM M1 structure. There may be method, far more on this launch, after all, so be at liberty to peruse the discharge notes.
On a associated word, I lately purchased an HP Visualize C3750 PA-RISC workstation, and it’s been just about not possible to get my arms on a correct copy of HP-UX 11i v1 that works on the machine. As such, within the interim, I put in OpenBSD on it, and it’s been working like a attraction. I nonetheless must arrange and take a look at X, however aside from that, it’s been a really nice expertise. Easy set up, good documentation, and person friendlier than I anticipated.